Translated title of the contribution: Diagnostic results of abdominal computed tomography in HIV-infected patients

Friedrich D Knollmann, T. Grunewald, J. Maurer, H. Schedel, R. Schroder, W. Pegios, T. J. Vogl, H. D. Pohle, R. Felix

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The exact frequency of pathologic findings in abdominal computed tomograms of HIV-infected patients is not yet known. To analyse such findings, CT scans of 339 HIV-infected patients were reviewed. While over four fifths of patients displayed abnormal findings; hepatosplenomegaly, lymphadenopathy, pathologically enlarged lymph nodes, and bowel wall thickening were the most common signs of disease. Only for enlarged lymph nodes could a dependency on clinical stage of the infection be demonstrated. As a conclusion, abdominal computed tomography reveals pathologic findings in the vast majority of HIV-infected patients, almost independent of clinical stage. Specifically, CT provides well documented lymph node staging. There are practically no age- or sex-dependent disease patterns in abdominal CT scans.

Translated title of the contributionDiagnostic results of abdominal computed tomography in HIV-infected patients
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)351-355
Number of pages5
JournalAktuelle Radiologie
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • abdomen
  • acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • computed tomography
  • human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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